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games. despite angry protests from the north, a look at the operation from the deck of the u.s.s. george washington and the threat of allout war from the other side. >> day 97 of the gulf oil disaster. and bp crews back at work, trying to plug the leak for good. how soon will those crucial release walls be finished? also tonight, 100 days and counting, until the mid term elections. so, how will democrats and republicans fare come november? november? >> plus, from bears attacking the family mini-van to strange animal sightings. we'll tell you what's behind the sudden spike in human animal close encounters of the wrong kind. but first we begin with breaking news tonight, the national security advisor tonight condemning the reported release of thousands of pages of u.s. internal security documents. reports out tonight that the whistleblower website, weeky leaks is making public thousands of pages of internal u.s. security reports on the war in afghanistan. weeky leaks is not an objective news outlet, but rather an organization that opposes u.s. policy in afghanistan. national security advis
on all that's gone wrong. mounting u.s. casualties, civilian casualties, afghan government corruption and claims that pakistan is helping the taliban. >> the fact is the revelation of these documents, these raw reports real he'll brings to the foreall of the core challenges that we've been facing in afghanistan for a number of years. >> reporter: the war funding bill now goes to the president for his signature, but it only funds the war for a few months so another big battle over paying for the war in afghanistan is just around the corner, katie. >> couric: this question probably reflects what a lot of americans are wondering given the fact that the u.s. gives pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year. that is, can pakistan even be called a partner at this point? >> well, despite all those claims in the wikileaks documents the white house says yes. number one they say because relations have improved significantly over the last year. number two, they say because no other country has done as much to help the united states eliminate al qaeda terrorists from the battlefield. katie. >
be handling the cleanup operation but it's been overseen by the u.s. government. did the obama administration say this guy has to go, do we know if they had a hand in hayward's departure. i spoke to someone today who said it was board's decision to replace hayward. we do know that the white house clearly disapproved of hayward, not only his gaffes but also his management of the crisis when at the beginning he tried to make it alone and jump in and had taken over much of the response. >> gregg: and it's fair to say, is it not, if bp wants to continue to operate in american waters, they have to please this administration. if the administration is displeased with the person who is at the top of bp, that plays a role? >> for sure. bp is wanting the moratorium on new drilling in the gulf to be lifted. it wants to continue to be able to work in the gulf and it is currently the biggest producer in the gulf of mexico. so it's a big source of income for bp and they would not like to see it ends. most important thing is to contain the spill and then to clean it up. >> gregg: well, tony hayward is getti
to get physical with the u.s. over sanctions. there is a rosy picture of economic progress but are they looking at rose-colored glasses? and some climb on board to extend bush era tax cuts. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report". good evening. i'm bret baier. pentagon officials say they plan to conduct military exercises with south korea despite a threat from the north of what it calls a physical response. the drills and the north's reaction to them, both grow out of accusations that north korea was responsible for the sinking of a south korean warship in march. tensions are rising tonight. national correspondent steve centanni has the story from the pentagon. >> reporter: with military hardware in place for a pointed show of force off the kore korean peninsula, harsh words remain the weapon of choice. at asian security conference in hanoi, vietnam, they condemned the military exercises and issued this threat -- >> it will be physical, respon response. it's no longer the 19th century, which -- [inaudible ] >> but the diplomacy it is. the exercises incl
one more job will be lost to the oil spill and u.s. government officials say it is the position of ceo of bp. a post held by tony hayward since 2007 until apparently very soon. since the oil started gushing back in april, bp has tried to weather its own storm surrounding is it. and ceo tony hayward as the public face of the company has only made waves. he stated that the size of the spill is tiny compared to the size of the gulf of mexico. while the crisis roiled, he attended a yacht race and then these memorable words. >> i'd like my life back. >> well, now it looks like he has it. reportedly, bp's board has been negotiating his departure and he may resign as early as tomorrow. one day before the board is set to announce a huge second quarter loss. bp is saying mr. hayward remains the chief executive officer and has the full confidence of our board and senior management. calling the reports just rumors and speculation. on the front lines today, boats that had to leave ahead of the storm are back. to continue preparing to kill the well and skim the oil. the view from above to the coast
and this will go down to the wire. most powerful democrat in the u.s. senate has a lot to worry about in the next hundred days. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, carl, stay with us it's a little tricky. >> blackjack, actually. >> gregg: we're streaming nevada events. check it out at 10:00 brian wilson will host a one hour special from america's election headquarters, bringing you al franken bringing closing remarks at the event. >> a political show down in the nation's capitol. president obama and gop taking shots at one another, criticizing jock creation proposals. molly henneberg is live from d.c. with the details. molly, i understand the president says the u.s. is finally headed in the right direction with the economy so we ask, what specifically did he mean? >> well he named or he listed a couple of things that his administration has done, to quote, get us out of this recession including new regulations on the financial industry, more money for the clean energy sector and tax cuts for working families. he criticized john boehner saying gop wants to repeal the health care law and keep tax cut
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
underway for two u.s. service members missing in afghanistan. a live report coming up. and celebrating the scouts right here on the national mall in washington. 100 years of boy scouting. that calls for a big parade. we will take you there. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >> shannon: at this hour invincible spirit underway. joint military exercises are meant as a show strength as tensions boil between north korea and the south. greg palkot is on board the uss george washington. he joins us on the phone with the very latest. greg? >> hey, shannon. we wrapped up a very busy day. you know they call it a defensive operation. we certainly saw a lot of offensive muscle being flexed. it is a large scale maneuver, 20 ships involved, including the one we are on, a huge nucleared powered aircraft carrier u.s.s. george washington. 200 aircraft including f-22 and f-18s we have been seeing fly off the dock of this aircraft carrier all day. 8,000 service members involved. u.s. south korean 5500 on this aircraft carrier. all in response, a
for water and other projects. clinton's trip comes as richard haas tells news week that the u.s. needs to rethink afghanistan. that we're not winning and it's not worth it. he is suggesting a drawdown of troops. after nine years of war, continued involvement in afghanistan isn't likely to yield lasting improvements. it is time to scale down our ambition there and reduce and redirect what we do. >> others say that is not the time to leave. >> it's very difficult conflict. it will take a long time, sometimes hard for americans to swallow, but the notion that we can afford effectively to pull out causes risks and dangers for the united states down the road that are just almost impossible to quantify. >> reporter: it sounds like what secretary clinton will be arguing in kabul on tuesday. >> gregg: the search is on for right now for carjackers that killed an off-duty police officer in chicago. officer michael bailey was killed on his way home from work early this morning. 20 year veteran just two weeks from retirement, police say the shooting occurred when two men tried to steal his buick s
they handed out huge bonuses and with citigroup being the biggest offenders since they haven't paid the u.s. taxpayer back, but the pay master may be leaving out one big important piece of information, that according to fox business network's stuart varney. everybody gets very riled up about this. there's a lot to understand here, though, and i know you want to lay out some of that for us. >> number one, the pay czar, he cannot claw back the money. he can ask for it back. does not have the legal authority to take it back. point number two, 11 of the 17 banks which paid these bonuses actually repaid all of the bailout money in full with interest and with profit to the taxpayer. he did not call them obscene or huge bonuses, he called them ill advised and unmerited, and some of these bonuses may have had to have been paid because of the contractual obligations to the executives involved. number ', you're right, citi may well have been the biggest offender because of one big particular earning trader. number four, are we absolutely sure that this is not a political attack on the banking industr
of the fund gave some of the money to groups promoting the bill. it's illegal under the u.s. la for the government to lobby for or against abortion in foreign countries. >> back here at home, the spokesman confirmed that the new federal regulations will require healthcare providers to have technology enabling them to calculate a person body mass index. which is used to determine obesity. b.m.i. is a relationship between height and weight and the stimulus package requires providers to have the height and weight information stored electronically and available on new exchange. new test results are in for the temporary fix of the well cap in the gulf. officials say it's good news, worries still persist over potential leaks. correspondent william la jeunesse is here with an update. good evening. >> since capping the well, they expected increase in pressure from methane. they expected the 2500 pounds per square inch, they got 6700. so while there is no evidence of a leak, there is ambiguity of the finding. what does it mean for the gulf? more uncertainty. >> until it's stopped permane
each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
and center as president obama spent the day in michigan talking about his decision to bail out the u.s. auto industry and pointing to gm as an economic comeback story. we got a new measure of just how the economy is doing overall. the gross domestic product which is the broads -- broadest measure of economic growth weakened to 2.4%. >>> in more unsettling news growth numbers from 2007 to 2009 revised downwards which shows the economic meltdown was even worse than previously thought. nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us with the white house's take on where all this puts us. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, ann. one senior white house official told me today you've got to look at the big picture. 18 months ago the economy was falling off a cliff. today it is growing, but even officials here acknowledge that this recovery is running into some headwinds. [ applause ] >> reporter: the president today in michigan, taking a short spin in chevy's new hybrid electric vehicle. in the heart of car country, mr. obama hopes to highlight a turnaround story, an am
york to break down the numbers from the u.s. census bureau. carter? >> reporter: so get this. here is the number of americans who own their homes. it is 66.9% right now. that is the lowest number since 1999. the paeg was 69.2% in 2004. doesn't sound like a big difference percentagewise but that's millions and millions of homes. that was the housing boom in 2004. remember that? money was cheap and easy to get. now everybody is unemployed. they can't pay their bills. homes are getting foreclosed on. and they are flooding the market. nearly 19 million homes were vacant in the second quarter. this counts homes for sale and, if foreclosures. many people are coping by moving in with family or renting. expiration of first time home buyer is hurting. second lowest pace on record. home prices are back where they were in 2003. the bottom line right now is that homeownership is not guaranteed very many it once was. during the housing boom, many people were looking at their home primarily as an investment. not a place that they were going to live for 30 years or more. i think that perspective
believe it or not over the next 24 hours. jon: back here in the u.s., a tornado watch in effect in the upper midwest. the national weather service saying parts of minnesota and north dakota could be in the path of some very dangerous storms. rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center for us now. >> reporter: watching this line of storms really develop this morning, moving across, as you said, minnesota into wisconsin, we have a moderate risk of severe weather but this line right there, as it continues to move very quickly through the area, will see that of that severe weather, the tornado watch in effect until 4:00 p.m. and we'll see more weather again as the day heats up again behind this storm. here's a look at where that severe threat is, you can see this red area is the bull's eye, the yellow area, a slight risk, that extends towards the panhandle of oklahoma, in towards texas. but that moderate risk area is likely where we could see any of the tornadoes today. certainly very significant wind damage at times. the other story that we're dealing with across the country a
more to cover the costs of the largest oil spill in u.s. history. and bp says it will claim a tax credit for the cost of the clean-up and that could cost taxpayers about $10 billion. betty, we'll see how that goes over. >> yeah, we shall see. tara mergener joining us live in washington. thank you. >>> also in the gulf of mexico, workers are battling a new oil spill. 100-foot plume of oil and natural gas is spewing from a well head just off the louisiana coast after being struck by a passing barge on tuesday. clean-up crews already in the area laid boom around the site and it's hoped the well can be recapped quickly. >>> after months of delay in congress an emergency military funding bill is on its way to president obama. mr. obama asked for the nearly $59 billion measure in february. mostly to pay for the extra 30,000 u.s. troops he sent to afghanistan. passed by the house tuesday, it pushes the cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan to over $1 trillion. >>> and as the cost of the afghanistan war mount, public support for it continues to decline. even before the wikileaks websit
in the mexico state in juarez was killed a couple of weeks ago. also an american worker in the u.s. consulate office in juarez was killed a couple of weeks ago this is violence that we are seeing up on the border, also spilling across the border. we must see a greater sense of urgency in the response by the united states government. >> greta: get i guess we can did this all night. the worker at the embassy she was with her family at a birthday party recently and she was murdered in her car. i guess some watching can say we have a lot of crime here. for some reason this is stunning inches away from our country that i don't know if it is overstating it by saying there is a war down there or if i'm an alarmist or the federal government is not sufficiently paying attention. >> look at the raw numbers. we can leave out the hyperbole or the words. more lives have been lost because the war with the drug cartels in juarez alone, just a few blocks from the united states of america than lost in the war in afghanistan. over the past couple of years more than 2400 people in juarez alone have been killed
under way between the u.s. and south korea. rising tensions on the korean peninsula tonight. >> plus,. >> then i realized what happens in vegas will be webcast, will be tweeted by 2,000 of you but i'm grateful to the chance to talk to you. >> what is happening in vegas? the politics in november with hundred days to the election. >> and a death-defying escape for a fighter pilot, went that a ball of flames and his survival story and amazing video and pictures straight ahead. >> but we begin with breaking news now. we are keeping a close eye on a situation in iowa. sweax are underway right now after a dam failed that is being called catastrophic. 300 foot section of the dam opened up sending a cascade of water downstream. at least half of the 700 residents of home were evacuated. flooding is also expected in the neighboring communities. officials don't know if the entire dam will give way but all residents in low-lying areas have been ordered to leave their homes immediately. the dam sits on the mccrocada river and we'll keep you posted of developments. >> day 96 the national disaster
." >>> pressure to leave the u.s. department of agriculture, shunned by the naacp. we're pushing forward this story of shirley sherrod now she's telling us that we don't know the whole story. a youtube clip of her went viral. it's from an naacp dinner in march. >> there is zero tolerance for discrimination at the usda. i strongly condemn this. we are appalled by her actions just as we are with the abuse of power against farmers of color and female farmers. but sherrod says, hold on a second. that clip doesn't have context and doesn't tell the whole story. she actually called in to cnn's american morning to talk about her context. she said that we have totally missed the mark on this. >> we certainly don't have the whole story is what she's saying. when you take a look at that clip and play it for ben jealous with the naacp, they say clearly it would represent institutional racism. this took place on august 27th. shirley says, hang on here, i was recounting a story that took place 24 years ago. long before she joined the u.s. department of agriculture. here's what she told us this morning
] >> juliet: tonight a deadly fight over the u.s. border make u.s. changing the way they fight the drug war. >> what does it mean? >> 160 miles an hour, my best time. >> its sport dominated by men. now nascar is looking for more women. laura ingle has got what it takes to keep up with the pros. >> juliet: the government is setting a critical deadline for the disaster in the gulf. evaluation of a new cap containing the oil leak will continue outlaw tomorrow. it's not clear what will happen next. the latest decision takes it beyond the 48 trial period that bp capped the oil well. a live look on the gulf floor. we've seen this picture nearly 52 hours, they are saying, quote there is no evidence of ruptures of the pipes or the ocean floor. hundreds of miles away in houston, they are monitoring the data coming in. perhaps the most important piece the pressure on the containment cap. ideal reading is 7500 pounds per square inch or psi. thad allen is saying that number would make no potential for any leaks. right now the psi is in the vicinity of 6745 and climbing. higher the pressure the greater
u.s. units in iraq. we're going to be bringing you more of their story so good news to report there. >> exactly. some weather news that we're going to be tracking this morning and talking about it with jacqui jeras, chicago flooding, there has been some serious rainfall in the midwest, more than 13,000 people waking up without power. several streets and major highways were blocked throughout the day and firefighters had to use row boats to get access to some people. >>> also some scary video we are seeing out of germany, 1.4 million people trying to attend the same event and disaster happens. 19 dead in a stampede, another 400 injured. we're going to get more into this, show more of the video and explain exactly what was happening in germany. let's give you a look at some of the other stories making headlines. the exercises are under way off the coast of north korea. north korea meanwhile threatening action after the u.s. and the south koreans are actually engaged in joint military exercises that are going on just off the coast there of the korean peninsula. these exercises expected
up. >> eric: we begin with a new development off the korean peninsula, that involves u.s. and a threat of nuclear retaliation from now. good morning, everyone i'm eric sean and this is america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you with us, a busy morning, i'm jamie colby, the u.s. and south korea are moving ahead en the largest joint war games in years. despite a warning of retaliation, from pyongyang, the drills are in response to accusations that north korea sank a south korean warship back in march killing 46 sailors. >> eric: the u.s. and one of our strongest allies, south korea, bringing a -- military might including 20 ships and submarines and 200 aircraft, north korea vowing to, quote, physically block the ships, saying it could escalate into a nuclear war and, are they for real? ambassador john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and a fox contributor, joins us now. and, ambassador, good morning, is this more meaningless bluster from north korea, or could there be military retaliation. >> i take these threats more seriously than the normal north
in saudi arabia and resurfaced last month in a series of videos. in this particular one he reported u.s. agents abducted him and subjected him to mental torture. then in another video he insisted he was happy here in the united states. he later accused the united states of putting this out as propaganda. well the feds report the nuclear scientist was a willing defector who shared useful information as they call it about iran and that he was free to leave any time he wanted there are suggestions that someone back home may have threatened his family. forcing him to make up the kidnapping story. a story to which he stuck today. >> god willing, i will at an appropriate time prove all these things and show that, in fact, lies come from the mouths of u.s. officials. >> shepard: he better hope so because he is back in iran. but as he greeted his 7-year-old son at the airport today, a report surfaced that those u.s. officials paid him for the information he shared. which, as it turns out, isn't really so unusual. mike emanuel at the pentagon. our government claims it was around $5 million or so
to afghanistan for the latest on two u.s. soldiers reported missing there. has big labor lost the mojo when it comes to getting candidates elected? can dems afford to ignore the unions? good question. we will explore that. do the young cute faces make you want to buy something? advertisers are banking on it. more on that when we come back. thanks to t venture card from capital one, we gedouble miles on every purchase. so wearned an l.a. getaway twice as fast. we get double miles every time we use oucard. no matter at we're buying. and since double miles add up quick... romans! get em! [ garth ] ...we can bring the whole gang. [ sheep bleats ] it's hard to beat double miles. whoa -- he's on the list. but we're with him. [ male announcer introducing the venture card from capital one with double miles on everyurchase every day. go to capitalone.com. [ indistinct shouting ] what's in your wallet? >> brian: this is a fox news alert. 10 people have been killed and 15 injured after a mass panic broke out at a festival in germany. the deaths occurred after the authorities tried to stop thousands of
in the u.s. is it global warming? >>> and, want to win? a sharp shooter takes on a carnival game at the state fair. >>> good evening. arizona's immigration law is on hold. the protests are not. emboldened by a judge's rebuke of that law yesterday, hundreds of opponents of the crackdown took to the streets today. but the state's unyielding governor stood by the law and filed an appeal. barbara pinto is in phoenix tonight. she's been there all day, in the middle of the stormy showdown. >> reporter: protestors descended on phoenix, despite a judge's ruling to delay enforcement of most of the state's new crackdown on illegal immigrants. demonstrations started at dawn, hundreds of protesters, dozens of arrests, tempering flaring. tensions are running high outside this jail, where protesters have gathered and it's turned into a standoff, police trying to push their way out of the building. demonstrations were loud, disruptive, but mostly peaceful. >> joe arpaio has picked the easy targets, the day laborers. let's go after the real criminals and stop wasting our money. >> reporter: this
last monday. swiss officials refused to report him to the u.s. where he's wanted for a 1977 child sex case. still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the military changes tactics in its fight against suicide. a completely blocked artery, >> glor: officials in afghanistan today reported the death of five nato soldiers, including two americans, one killed by a road siem bomb in eastern afghanistan, the other in the south. a record 60 americans were killed in afghanistan last month. and the military's also grappling with an equally devastating problem, suicide byer service members. >> reporter: june was not only the worst month ever for american combat deaths in afghanistan. it was the worst month ever for suicides in the army. a total of 32 soldiers, both active duty and reserve, took their own lives in those 30 days. so far this year 145 soldiers have committed suicide compared with 130 during first six months of last year, which at the time was the worst on record. in an attempt to reverse the trend, the army released a suicide prevention video in which specialist joseph saunders,
a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. two separate ied explosions claimed the lives of five american troops. very little information is out at this point other than both roadside bomb attacks happened in southern afghanistan. >>> listen to this discovery. along the u.s.-mexican border, suspected casualties of the ongoing mexican drug cartel wars. they have found now nine hidden mass graves. at least 38 bodies recovered so far. local attorney general says he believes some of the dead may have been buried as recently as just a few days ago. >>> and a flurry of pink slips have 241 teachers walking away from d.c.'s public school system. the firings are called "performance related." the teachers union says a new evaluation process for instructors was flawed. >>> so let's keep an eye on the weather. we always are. the weather system really churning through the gulf. it has weakened but tropical depression bonnie is still hampering clean-up efforts at bp's leak site. >> jacqui jeras is keeping an eye on things. we're always a little nervous to say something has weakened. people think it is
report on the top secret world of u.s. intelligence, following a two-year "washington post" investigation. the intelligence community has grown so much since 1997, no one knows how much it costs. the sim put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that it's effectiveness is impossible to determine. live to the pentagon and our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. good morning. where to start with this? any reaction there at your post to the story and "the washington post"? >> reporter: well, indeed, tony, there is. the director of national intelligence, pentagon officials, administration officials knew this article was coming. they had some concerns about it. what they are now saying is, look, we acknowledge that the intelligence community has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks. that's what we had to do, they say, in the government. we know there's some inefficiencies, but they stand by the notion that they have prevented any major attacks in the united states since september 11. so that's all to the plus column. they say that they are working to try and identify in
street drugs like meth, crack, heroin. the u.s. drug enforcement administration is having a difficult time getting a grasp on the pill trade, so they start from the bottom, hoping to bust individuals and lead to corrupt doctors and pharmacies. >> we hope to pull them out of the market and do the buy-outside. >> reporter: where are we going to ride? in the back? >> the issue is in the mind of many prescription drugs is not as bad and it's not as dangerous, and in reality, it really is. >> the lexington market. >> we drove past it. >> we will park right around there. you can see the agents there on the corner with their jarkts on. >> they're taking them down, if you guys want to hop out here. >> reporter: you guys just busted how many people? >> i think it was two. >> reporter: two people. what we they selling youy they were selling an opiate blocker and it's hard to abuse, so anyone buying it and selling it is trying to fight the pain of withdrawal but even these pills have become a valuable commodity like an atm in a bottle. these prescription and pills are meant for someone with a pr
are looking at the u.s. coast e coast guard "resolute." that was our ride out here. it took us overnight from pensacola. now we arrived at our destination behind us here is the very spot where the deepwater horizon rig caught fire, sank to the bottom of the ocean and started that huge environmental and economic disaster. and this is a critical time. one mile beneath my feet testing is under way that could lead to capping the well. these images of the oil spewing into the gulf may soon be just a bad memory. but you wouldn't know it by what you see on the surface. quick observations of what we see out here. it looks like a small city of vessels. about 10, 20 large ships out there, two of them clearly producing oil. pumping it up from below. that's where we see the large flames erupting after they burn off the natural gas that comes up. i asked our coast guard escort to go in for a closer look. i wanted to see if there was anything going on that might show this catastrophe is turning a corner. this is as close as we could go. we are a mile away. why can't we get any closer? >> safety is paramoun
the u.s. military of murder. here's the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. >> i think we always need to be mindful of the unknown potential for damage in any particular document that we handle. mr. assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> wikileaks' founder refuses to say how his site got the documents. but nothing is secret on the internet. the military may have a hacker, a convicted criminal from california, to thank for cracking this case. his name is adran lamo, just 29 years old. in 2004 he was convicted of breaking into "the new york times," microsoft and lexus nexus computers. he went to the federal government to show the leaking. the website might also face chinl charges. barbara starr has the latest developments in our next hour. >>> so where's all the spilled oil? the coast guard insists it can't find much more to clean up on the surface of the gulf. their crews keep conducting fly
million by the intelligence agency to provide information on iran's nuclear program. the u.s. says he was a willing defector. amiri left washington abruptly yesterday arriving in tehran to a hero's welcome. the "post" says the scientist has not ablimped to give the money back but night not be able to assess it after breaking off his deal with the cia. >>> a man believed to be faisal facade, pleading guilty in the failed times square bomb squad, uplinked from the aarabic paper. >> this attack on the united states will also be a revenge attack from all, for all the mujahadin and the oppressed people of muslim. for example, shahid as well as abu musab al zarqawi. i will take revenge on their behalf and hope that their hearts will be pleased with this attack. >> here's what al ar beah is saying that it physicallys him >>> and just enough help from republicans to pass a bill. you never know what's happening on capitol hill. live on capitol hill live, brianna keilar. you never know what's going to happen. a long time in the making, really. you were there when the economy was on the brink of
it was a mistake to release a terrorist who killed almost 200 americans. and some u.s. lawmakers demanding answers: i'm jon scott in for shepard smith on day 88 of our national disaster in the gulf of mexico. tonight, bp reports its new containment cap is holding and there is still no oil gushing into the gulf. we are about halfway through the 4 -hour testing period. the feds say the pressure readings are not quite as high as they would like. in this case high pressure is a good thing. but they are close enough to continue the testing for at least another few hours. after that engineers could decide to call the whole thing off and uncap the well before it possibly causes an even bigger disaster. we have team fox coverage. major garrett live at the white house. first, to the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in port sulfur, louisiana. jonathan, what's the fear here? >> well, jon, the fear among the feds is that if the pressure of the oil is not reaching the levels that they thing they should be seeing, it might mean that the oil is leaking somewhere else along the line. if there
into a history of discrimination by the u.s. agriculture department. and money owed to black farmers. >>> and a former republican senator may be out to get michael steele. i'll ask norm coleman if he is serious about a possible challenge for his party's top job. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a failed flaw aboard the deepwater horizon rig when it exploded and unleashed the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. we're just now learning that an alarm system, get this, had intentionally been disabled for about a year before the april 20th blast that killed 11 workers. the platform's chief electronics technician testified today before a federal panel. he explained that the rig's fire and gas sensors were active but its computer system was inhibited in his word so it wouldn't trigger any kind of general alarm or an automatic engine shutdown. listen to this. >> when i discovered it was inhibited about a year ago i inquired as to why it was inhibited. and the explanation i got was that from the oim down they did not want people woke up at 3:00 in the morning du
leaders trying to encourage them to cooperate closely with u.s. and afghanistan in fight against al-qaeda and taliban. it will be ahead of summit in kabul. in kabul, three civilians and others were wounded in eastern part of city. primary goal of the clinton visit to afghanistan is refine the mission of the 9-year-old war to show leadership from the administration. what can they do to regain confidence? >> hi to you. secretary clinton tells pakistani officials she needs their help to win the war to afghanistan. to get pakistan on board, she will announce billions of dollars that u.s. will funnel to pakistan for water and energy projects. the trip comes as richard hoss, head of council of foreign relations tells newsweek the u.s. needs to rethink afghanistan, we're not winning and it's not worth it. suggesting a drawdown of troops and here is an exempt -- >> haass is a well-respected voice, former advisor for powecolin powell so it will complicate things for clinton and the administration, but others say it's not the time to leave. >> it's a difficult conflict. the risk to pull out w
advisor to former four star general and u.s. secretary of state colin powell, is telling the white house we cannot win. caroline shivley live in washington with more on that. hi, caroline and welcome back to you, congratulations on your baby! beautiful baby. what is secretary clinton's agenda in pakistan. >> reporter: she is stressing the u.s. needs pakistan to help win the war in afghanistan. to help get them on board, secretary clinton will also announce billions of dollars the u.s. will be funneling to pakistan for water and energy projects, part of the $7.5 billion that we already knew would be spread out over five years. on the plane over to islamabad, richard holbrooke's deputy said the cooperation is not going to happen overnight and here's the quote: we will not be able to get them aligned over a one-year time period on every issue and change 30 years of foreign policy of pakistan on a dime. the administration says they are making progress, critics say, for a billion-and-a-half dollars a year you better be. jamie? >> jamie: well, all of the money that is going to pakistan, i know
are live from houston, texas. earlier today we within to the u.s./mexico board we are secretary napolitano to get you -- border, with secretary napolitano to get you the insider story on the border crisis. 2005/2006 you said the federal government has failed us. >> right. i don't think the federal government is letting arizona down now. >> greta: more minutes away including an answer to the question we all have: does the secretary thinks arizona's law racially profiles? >> first, radio star laura ingraham guess on the record with her new book the obama diaries number one at amazon.com the kindle version is number two. good evening laura? >> i can't believe you scored the big interview with janet napolitano. >> greta: we get down here and i get the big news about your book doing so well. of course i have my own copy. the first thing -- >> you are in the book. all about fox. >> greta: i did the washington read, i went immediate there to the index to see if i was in it. page 321. are you going to take the skin off my body or will i be saved? i come across okay. it was mild, simple note about
away. the u.s. coast guard holding its third hearing into the deep water horns inincident. today the rig's chief engineering offered an account of the explosion and what happened after he jump into the gulf to escape. >> i went to the far side of the life raft and i heard the injured person on the gurney hollering my leg, may leg. i also heard andrea screaming we're going to die, we're going to die. at that point i thought we were going to cook right there. >> eleven workers died when the rig exploded. the first victims of the disaster which affected the lives of million. jonathan hunt is on the site in new orleans. jonathan, this possible sea bed leak, we get to this point because they thought the pressure should be within a certain range. and it's lower than they think it should be which leads many to believe it's leaking. it's our understanding the government wanted them to under cap the thing, to let the pressure off and siphon it to the top. bp wants to keep it capped and they won. >> that's right. bp executives met with the feds and the feds got the answers they wanted from
. >>> a valuable clue is found, what it says about a new wave of al-qaeda terror that could have its sights on u.s. targets. >>> lawrence taylor playing defense like he's never had to before. what the football hall of famer can expect this morning when he goes before the judge. bill: right about 9:30 new york, top story, a mile beneath the surface of the gulf of mexico, bp now testing the valves in the new and tighter cap on the gushing wefplt that's why you see gushing oil still coming out of that pipe. it might be another 48 hours before we go if the latest attempt to plug the busted well works or not. >>> reports this morning that yank he's owner george steinbrenner is in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack, steinbrenner listed in critical condition, just celebrating his 80th birthday on the fourth of july. opening bell on wall street, went down a moment a.98 points to the upside for the dow 30 so far based on better than expected reports on corporate earnings, so the companies are making more money. we'll see whether or not that translates to investor, whether or not that helps
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